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Worms & Dirt Halloween Cupcakes

A fun Halloween Treat idea, these worms & dirt Halloween cupcakes are quick and easy to make using boxed cake mix and jello pudding mix.

Course Dessert
Servings 16


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 box chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cookie crumb topping
  • 16-32 gummy worms


  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the package instructions.

  2. Spoon the mix evenly into 16 mini loaf pans. You can use liners or spray the pan. Watch the pan carefully for baking time and use a toothpick to check for doneness.

  3. Make the pudding mix according to package instructions.

  4. Once the cakes are cool, spoon a layer of the pudding over top of the cakes evenly.

  5. Sprinkle the cookie crumbs over the tops of the cakes and pudding.

  6. Using a BBQ skewer or toothpick to create a small hole, insert 1-2 gummy worms into each cupcake.

  7. Print and cutout the gravestone markers and tape a toothpick to the back of each one. Insert into the cupcakes at one end to create a mini wormy graveyard.